APICS 2013 Learning Paths
APICS 2013 educational sessions will focus on practical solutions to the challenges supply chain and operations management professionals face today and in the years to come. Presenters will tap into the APICS body of knowledge through case studies and tactical examples, helping you build the skills and knowledge to advance your business success and your competitive advantage in the job market.
Sessions in this learning path will explore how to ensure your company’s business needs are met—optimally and proactively—through lessons on automatic forecasting alternatives, an evaluation of consensus demand management, an in-depth case study from the automotive industry, and much more.
Attain a consistent view and clear understanding of the relationships among your key business partners, as well as the contributions being made by the entire network in order to realize joint value creation.
Innovation and Advancement
Discover progressive strategies for enhancing offerings, dramatically upgrading existing products and services, using tools and people to spur growth, and establishing heightened standards.
Learn how processes must be shaped from the customer’s point of view first in order to create highly effective operations.
Develop the leadership qualities necessary to connect supply chain to the overall company strategy, establish trust and respect, increase morale, and encourage open and honest communication.
Explore methods for effective integration within a supply network, continuous improvement, critical analysis and information sharing, and turning modern technologies into competitive advantage.
Risk and Resiliency
Enrich the customer experience by becoming better prepared for unanticipated events caused by nature, accident, political conflict, or other types of disruption.
Increase customer satisfaction and ensure loyalty with advanced procurement strategies, ethical processes, end-to-end environmental impact assessment, and the capability to shift beyond compliance to performance improvement.